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Opinion | The eruption in Assam

New Delhi, Dec. 12 -- Passions in Assam, running high over the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), appear to have boiled over after the Rajya Sabha passed it on Wednesday, making persecute... Read More


Opinion | Britain: greatness lost

New Delhi, Dec. 12 -- It's hard even for Indians not to feel sorry for the UK as it goes to the polls in another snap general election precipitated by its Brexit crisis. The vote could shape Britain's... Read More


Opinion | Don't let the fear of flying stage a return

New Delhi, Dec. 11 -- Unease over flying used to be a thing of the past. However, there are incipient signs of a revival of that feeling, what with reports of aircraft snags surfacing a little too fre... Read More


Opinion | Facebook says no

New Delhi, Dec. 11 -- It's a rare intelligence agent who does not want access to all that you have revealed about yourself online. The itchier the fingers of spooks get, the more social media users wo... Read More


Opinion | Post-poll coalitions are fine

New Delhi, Dec. 11 -- Should political parties be made to declare in advance of elections whether they plan to join a post-poll alliance to claim power? That was the question before the Delhi High Cou... Read More


Opinion | No, the US can't play Big Brother

New Delhi, Dec. 11 -- It's a rare intelligence agent who doesn't want access to all that you've revealed of yourself online. The itchier their fingers get, the more social media users worry about bein... Read More


Opinion | The Rajya Sabha must play its envisaged role

New Delhi, Dec. 10 -- With the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) winning easy passage in the Lok Sabha, it will now face a test in the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House, which owes its existence to the need... Read More


Opinion | Don't drop the GST ball

New Delhi, Dec. 10 -- The Centre's finances are under strain. Goods and services tax (GST) collections are reported to be 40% below the Rs.526,000 crore amount budgeted for April to November 2019. Thi... Read More


An Indian bill under US watch

New Delhi, Dec. 10 -- The Lok Sabha passage of the constitutionally iffy Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) was bound to raise eyebrows in other parts of the world, and it has. The US Commission on Inte... Read More


An Indian question

New Delhi, Dec. 9 -- The Lok Sabha saw a heated debate over the Citizenship Amendment Bill on Monday, as opposition parties protested that its provisions violate the fundamental principles of our Cons... Read More